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Titre : Shopping Cart Soldiers
Éditeur : Curbstone Press
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The first book by this Scottish author who lives in San Francisco, the story of an "empty" man who loses his soul in the jungles of Vietnam. Dust jacket blurbs by Maxine Hong Kingston, Wally Lamb, Tillie Olson and Larry Heinemann. Fine/Fine. Signed by Mulligan and dated "Sept. 22, 1997" on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 1814
Synopsis : Shopping Cart Soldiers is a modern day Odyssean tale of the atrocities of war and its even more applling aftermath. Set against the brutal realities of the conflict in Vietnam, John Mulligan tells the story of Finn MacDonald, an eighteen-year-old boy who is drafted soon after he emigrates with is family from Scotland. Upon returning from Vietnam, Finn is plagued by the terrible memories of all he has seen and is pushed into a haze of self-destructive behavior that tests his will to survive. Shopping Cart Soldiers chronicles Finn's painful and remarkable journey-- and his triumphant path to spiritual renewal and recovery.
A propos de l'auteur: John Mulligan is an author and playwright who lives in San Francisco, California. He is the winner of the 1998 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence for this novel.
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